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Matthew Stenger (MatthewStenger) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale the beautiful but rainy northwest
About Me Been hiking my whole life but only recently got in to backpacking. Planning on doing the AT next year.
CityPortland
StateOregon
CountryUSA
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In Gear Swap » Montbell U.L. Super Spiral #3 Down Sleeping Bag, 30 degree, Long
December 18, 6:31pm

length
I suppose I should mention, my Dad is 6' 2". So should probably get a long bag.

In Gear Swap » WTB: relatively light 20* bag on the cheap!
December 02, 7:39am

WTB: relatively light 20* bag on the cheap!
So for this Christmas I am trying to get my dad into backpacking. I don't have the funds for a Western Mountaineering, but I figure I could buy a lower tier 20* bag. Since he's never backpa...

In Gear Swap » WTB: relatively light 20* bag on the cheap!
December 01, 1:04pm

Thanks for the replies.
Thanks for all the replies everyone. I went ahead a purchased a 20* Rev from EE with the sale that was going on. Its lighter than the 30* RevX so that's a plus. Hopefully that will allow me ...

In GEAR » Going to ground next year for PCT - recommendations for shelter/sleep system.
December 01, 12:39pm

went with HMG
Hey, just getting around to these old threads after finishing my hike. I went with the HMG Windrider 2400. I was very pleased with it. It definitely has some wear but its got a lot of miles left...

In GEAR » Any reason to buy a cuben fiber ULA Circuit over a HMG Windrider 3400?
November 30, 4:47pm

went with the HMG
I ended up using the HMG Windrider 2400 and was very satisfied with it. It was plenty of pack for the gear and food I was carrying and it was nice to not have to worry about putting on a rain co...

In GEAR » Most comfortable lightweight pack?
November 30, 4:36pm

Going to ground next year for PCT - recommendations for shelter/sleep system.
I successfully finished my AT thru hike this year on October 10th, spending a total of 193 days for the journey. Turns out 2185 miles is not enough, so I am gearing up for the PCT next year. ...

In GEAR » Going to ground next year for PCT - recommendations for shelter/sleep system.
November 30, 4:30pm

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In Gear Swap » Neo Air XLite Large
November 30, 3:46pm

Re: Same cord different technique
I have been helping the weight within my reach, but I had not thought to use a pole from there. That is good advice, thanks! I use bear cables when available, but that has not been often. You...

In GEAR » Thicker bear line that WON'T hurt trees?
April 15, 8:15am

Tenacious Tape!
Tenacious Tape did the trick. Thanks to all those who responded!

In GEAR » Need advice on how to properly patch my down jacket.
April 15, 6:44am

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